Introducing: The February Socks Knitting Pattern
I used to hate Valentines day. When I was younger, it was basically just a reminder of how mean boys were and how I never felt quite good enough.
Looking back, I wish I wouldn’t have wasted that time being sad. It took me way too long to realize that you can be your own Valentine and that there is no love like self love! And you know what self love looks like to me sometimes? Knitting myself a pair of socks!
This year I decided to begin a fun project, I’m calling it the Monthly Sock Series. Near the beginning of each month I will release a sock pattern that vibes with that time of the year. That is why these socks are called the February Socks, they are the second in a year long series of sock patterns!
Want to see more? Check out last months pattern, the January Socks.
My inspiration for these socks comes from Valentines Day, yes, but it is more than that. Feeling festive and celebrating holidays has been something that I’ve appreciated more and more. Especially this past year when all the days seem to blend together.
Celebrating even small, seemingly pointless things adds a bit of excitement into otherwise boring days! I will say though, I’m not big into the cheesy ways of celebrating like plastic hearts or giant stuffed animals. I like my holiday things a bit more subtle and elegant, just like the heart detailing on these socks.
These socks are like a little gift to myself. I know that each year when February rolls around I’ll be able to put them on, smile, and feel a bit of self love.
These socks are knit from the cuff, down. The heel is shaped using a heel flap technique, but it would be very easy to substitute for any heel technique of your choice. The cable detailing is at the outer edge of each foot, so there is a right and a left foot to these socks.
This knitting pattern is designed in 4 sizes: S, (M, L, XL) to fit women’s US shoe sizes 3-12 and men’s US shoe sizes 6-14.
Something that was important to me with these cables is that they can all be worked without a cable needle! The entire cable detailing on these socks is done using 1×1 cables, so you only need to use a cable needle if you want to!
If you need to learn how to work without a cable needle, check out this video.
The February Socks knitting pattern is written for both the magic loop technique and double pointed needles so you can knit in which ever style is most comfortable to you.
100g (400-450 yards) Fingering weight yarn (shown in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Oxblood)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Any sock yarn will work for these socks. I loved this color because it was a true, rich toned red but use any sock yarn that makes you happy. I do think that a more solid color yarn shows the cable stitches the best so you may want to keep that in mind.
February Socks Knitting Pattern
I hope you enjoy this pattern and follow along as I release more sock patterns this year!
If you make this pattern of any of the other Monthly Sock Series patterns use the hashtag #monthlysockseries or #originallylovely on Instagram so I can see your work!
With Love, Kaitlin